One Body with Many Members 1 Cor 12:12-31 Anybody seen the movie “Sully?” It's a great movie about Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew. It was the first water landing in which everyone survived. In the movie he…

Acceptable Sacrifice Genesis 4:1-15   The other day I was in the check out line paying for a few things and had to insert my credit card into the machine. I waited and waited and then got a rejection notice. It was a harsh buzzing sound that made me cringe and look around to see who noticed. I assumed it…

Following Jesus in Giving Luke 18:18-30 Today we are going to talk about honoring God with our finances. Money can make us do strange things. Talking about it reminds me of a joke I once heard about Morris and his wife, Esther. Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say,…

Do Not Quench the Spirit 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 I want you to know I had my sermon finished in record time this week. I usually plan messages out weeks in advance, there may be some tweaks to the schedule, but it generally works. I start on the next week’s message on Thursday. So last Thursday I started looking at today’s…

Faith that Ignites Acts 4 If you ever took a physics class you know Newton’s law of motion that for every reaction there is an equal and opposite reaction. In high school we used potato guns to demonstrate this. You put hairspray in a pvc pipe and ignite and it would launch the potato. A little hair spray, a little…

Responding to the Call Mark 1 Have you ever screened someone’s call? Raise your hand. You know you have done it. You're busy and got things to do. Have you ever had someone screen your call? You are trying to get hold of them, see how they are doing, but you call and call and no answer. I found some…